Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a preset with a video clip, part of Working with Video in Lightroom.
While working with the controls in light room is pretty flexible, you may find that you want to take advantage of some of the presets. Maybe ones you've created, or ones that are already built in. Let's start with that latter category, the ones that are right there waiting for you. I've got a clip selected here, and at the top of my quick develop module here. You'll see that I have saved presets. I'll twirl that down, and I can make sure that I am working with color, and I'll choose from some of my presets here.
So, for example, aged photo. Now what it's going to tell you is, is that some of the settings are not supported. So, for example, it was able to do some of these, but some of them were not able to take it across. It's just warning you when you choose a preset. So, it definitely does look like an aged photo. If you find that dialogue box annoying, you can turn it off but for now, I'll leave it up. Again, it just warns you what won't translate. But with a click, you get that look very quickly. And this actually lets you do more than what you were able to do before.
Instead of just the few sliders there, this opens up additional options. So, for example, pop the color in the video, or, let's do a little bit of a Cross Process, introduces an interesting color treatment. See, there's a few other options in there. So, feel free to use these or even the general presets here. Just put a little Punch in there. Now, if you start to combine multiple presets, you may want to reset things first. And then apply the new preset. Sometimes presets combine, so it's important that you take a look.
So, a little bit of punch there brought things up. There we go. I can put a little bit of a contrast curve in there. And you see how quickly it fixes things. Once you've applied the preset, you are still free to go in and tweak as you see fit. In this case, I popped the Vibrance to really bring things out. And, we'll refine the whites and blacks a little bit for this scene, to get the better overall look, and I'll play that clip. And that looks definitely better. I could see the Hawaiian countryside, the rich colors and the sky is there.
And that feels a lot better than the original color captured by the camera. Now, the use of presets is as flexible as you would like it to be. And, in just a moment we'll explore making your own presets, to get past the limitations of only having a few to choose from. And remember there are tons of websites with both free and purchaseable presets you can install in Lightroom, to give you additional looks.
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- Adding video to a Lightroom catalog
- Controlling video playback
- Isolating stills from video
- Trimming clips
- Adjusting white balance, color, and tone
- Creating custom develop settings
- Building a slideshow
- Adding watermarks to video
- Exporting video files in a professional format